Fats and Cholesterol
All About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
According to the American Heart Association, there are five main types of cholesterol-lowering medications.
Scientists have learned that other substances may give you and your doctor new clues about your heart disease risk. And that's good news. Coronary heart disease, in which fatty deposits build up in your arteries, is the nation's top killer.
Children and Cholesterol
If you, your parents or your parents' siblings had a heart attack before age 55, you should have your child's cholesterol tested.
Cut Your Cholesterol, Without Drugs
People with a strong genetic predisposition to high cholesterol need medication to control cholesterol. But a lot of us don't.
For Your Heart's Sake, Lower Your Cholesterol
High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined.
Putting Healthy Fats on Your Plate
Certain types of fats can actually help your heart, so you don't need to avoid fat altogether. Instead, watch how much and what type you eat.
The Egg Bounces Back
Eggs are a great protein source. If you're on a diet, protein helps satisfy your hunger.
Understanding Trans Fat
Research indicates that trans fat raises LDL cholesterol. You can find out how much trans fat a food contains by checking the label.